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    Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

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    by toab ·

    Some how I’ve managed to put a “System Volume Information” folder into the Recycle Bin.
    Each time I try to empty the bin I get an error message saying that “Cannot remove folder Dd27: Access is denied. The source file may be in use”.
    I’ve tried rebooting, starting in safe mode, changing the bin to Remove immediately; I even tried to restore but Windows has recreated the folder and won’t allow me to overwrite it.
    Please help as every time I go to empty the Bin, any files starting after “S” have to be removed manually.

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    • #2686523

      Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      by sbest67 ·

      In reply to Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      Have you tried to restore the folder? Or, you might try re-naming the folder and then clear the attribs

      • #2684962

        Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

        by toab ·

        In reply to Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

        Have tried restore, cant overwrite the new one created by the OS.
        Rename fails with “The system cannot find the file specified”.
        Attrib in DOS gives Access Denied error.

    • #2684870

      Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      by daimon ·

      In reply to Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      What OS are you running?
      If your running XP or similar you might be able to go back to a previous restore point on your computer and that will just restore all the files as they used to be. Any recently installed programs will need reinstallation, but documents etc will remain as they are.

      Try looking at:

      START | PROGRAMS | ACCESSORIES | SYSTEM TOOLS | System Restore

      If you haven’t got a restore point there then it may be a little more difficult.
      Let me know what you’ve come up with.

      • #2684698

        Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

        by toab ·

        In reply to Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

        Im using Windows 2000 Professional SP4, fully patched by Windows Update.

        This version doesn’t support system restore (AFAIK).

    • #3371124

      Reply To: Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      by i.a.h.bradshaw ·

      In reply to Can’t empty recycle bin on Win2000

      Try Tweaki, this can remove files in use by the OS. You’ll have to point to the file manually, i.e. not through the recycle bin, but with the full path.

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